Delaware State Hornets vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Prediction, 12/17/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Delaware State Hornets vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Location: The HTC Center in Conway, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Delaware State (+18.5)
The Delaware State Hornets (0-1) head to The HTC Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (4-0). Delaware State opens this contest as 18.5-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 159.
Delaware State will take the court with a win-loss mark of 0-1 so far this year. The Hornets are connecting on 28.0% on shots from beyond the arc (7 of 25) and 66.7% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 51 pts per game (322nd in the country) while shooting 26.4% from the floor. They are turning it over 25 times per game and as a team are committing 23 fouls per game. As a team, Delaware State is pulling in 26 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 11 assists on the season, which has them ranked 321st in the nation in terms of passing the rock. When they are on the defensive end, the Hornets are forcing their opponents into 15 turnovers per contest while drawing 21 fouls. The Hornets are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 54.5% (36 of 66) and they surrender 49.0 boards per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 20th in the country in giving up assists with 21 conceded so far this year. They concede 45.2% on 3-point attempts and they rank 325th in college hoops in opponents PPG (111).
The Delaware State Hornets faced the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and went home with a loss by a final score of 111-51 in their last contest. Delaware State finished having earned a 26.4% FG percentage (14 of 53) and converted 7 out of their 25 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Hornets buried 16 of their 24 shots for a percentage of 66.7%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they collected 22 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 11 assists in this game as well as getting 6 steals and 6 blocked shots. In relation to the defense, Delaware State allowed the other team to go 26.4% from the floor on 14 of 53. Wake Forest earned 21 dimes and 20 steals for this game. On top of that, the Demon Deacons pulled down 45 rebounds (13 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Wake Forest finished the contest at 78.1% from the charity stripe by making 25 of their 32 attempts. They also buried 14 of 31 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Pinky Wiley is one player who saw a lot of court time in this game. He ended up finishing with 11 points on 2 of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 minutes and grabbed 4 rebounds. Wiley finished the contest at 16.7% from the field and also distributed 2 assists. An additional guy that played a role in this contest for the Hornets was Dominik Fragala. He pulled down 2 rebounds and earned 3 dimes. He finished shooting 16.7% from the field in this contest by shooting 2-of-12 (8 points). At the conclusion of this game, Fragala saw the court for 31 minutes.
Coastal Carolina has a record of 4-0 this year. Coastal Carolina has accounted for 411 pts for the season (102.8 per contest) and they grab 45.8 rebounds per contest. The Chanticleers are committing 14.5 fouls per contest and they go 67.0% from the free throw line. As an offensive team, the Chanticleers are connecting on 58.2% from the field, which is ranked 33rd in Division 1. They are assisting teammates 23.0 times per contest (4th in D-1) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.5 times per game. The Chanticleers on the defensive side of the court are 36th in college hoops in points given up per game with 60.0. They are forcing their opponents into 19.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 37.8% from the field (43rd in Division 1). The Coastal Carolina defense surrenders 27.3% on shots from distance (24 of 88) and opponents are making 57.1% of their free throw shots. They give up 10.5 dimes and 27.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is 64th and 9th in college hoops.
The last time they took the court, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers took a loss by a final score of 88-77 when they faced the Wofford Terriers. The Chanticleers were able to pull down 20 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 31 in this matchup. They also turned away 3 shots while earning 4 steals for this contest. The Terriers earned 20 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Chanticleers to the charity stripe for a total of 26 tries. They were able to knock down 19 of the free throw tries for a clip of 73.1%. With regard to shots from distance, Coastal Carolina buried 8 of 28 tries (28.6%). When the game finished, the Chanticleers finished shooting 25 for 61 from the field which had them shooting 41.0%. The Chanticleers allowed the Terriers to knock down 27 out of their 54 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 46.9% from 3-point land by going 15 of 32 and ended up going 19 out of 26 from the charity stripe (73.1%). In relation to rebounds, Coastal Carolina allowed Wofford to snag 28 overall (11 on the offensive side).
DeVante' Jones saw the court a lot for the Chanticleers in the matchup. He converted 11 out of 24 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 45.8%, which had him sitting at 25 points. Jones pulled down 7 rebounds in his 37 mins and accumulated 2 assists for this contest. One more player that was pivotal for Coastal Carolina was Essam Mostafa. He racked up 15 points in his 28 minutes played via 5 of 8 shooting in this contest. Mostafa wrapped this one up going 62.5% from the field in addition to collecting 2 assists and 9 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Delaware State (+18.5)
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